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October 9, 2012

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Absentee ballots available at Franklin County Elections

MALONE — The Franklin County Board of Elections will be open extra hours for those wishing to obtain absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election.

Absentee ballots are available during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and as follows: 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Oct. 30; and 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 3.

Potential voters are asked to use the Brewster Street entrance of the County Courthouse.

For information, call 481-1663 or 481-1664.

Scholarship Program open to high-school senior girls

The Distinguished Young Women of New York Scholarship Program is accepting applications through Nov. 1 for its college scholarship program, open to high-school senior women in New York state who are graduating by June 2013 with a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

The winner will be awarded the title of Distinguished Young Woman of New York and will go on to compete for the Distinguished Young Woman of America in Mobile, Ala., in June 2013 for additional scholarship money.

Both the New York and national scholarship programs, formerly America’s Junior Miss, have been providing scholarships for more than 50 years.

To express interest, email, or for more information or to register, go to

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